Aside from being fairly busy (moving, traveling, work, etc - the list goes on) and not having nearly enough time to sit down and make something - I also left school again, and post-school I have been trying to figure out what kind of art I want to make. It's such a broad category of potential, that I've felt frozen in indecision. Until I realized, I don't need to plan, or more like..I should stick to my original plan and what I had been working on before the break.
Here's some work I haven't posted here:
Tree & Pond #2 (the first one is below):
Tree & Pond #1
The second one is not quite finished yet, but I am getting to the end of it, and to a point where I can stop to take an evaluation of where I am. I thought the first one was more successful, but the second had ideas that I wanted to try out.
- I wanted to try smaller "pixelated" squares representing the pond, and a simpler background that had loose texture instead of isolated rectangles of texture but I prefer the former painting's background.
- I realize now, I hadn't planned the tree branches well enough and now they look sketchy and spaghetti-like, which bothers me.
- I struggled with colour choices of so many pixelated squares that I repainted some over and over, mixing different paints and trying out many colours. I still don't know how to plan this section.
I had planned to make 5 paintings of the Pond & Tree series. Three more to go!! This whole project may take an entire year. But luckily it won't be the only thing I'm working on.
Fun side project, an invitation to a Badmitzvah party!
Again not finished! I will try to improve with my photos. The final version had all the flowers/leaf detail finished. The print shop then added various colours of the line and also text in the bottom left corner for the party info. This was a really fun project because it was simple black & white drawing and I also felt that keeping my black pen sketchbook had paid off. Making this invitation was as natural as just another night with my sketchbook.
Bye for now and Happy 2015!!